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How to pick your first dance song

How to pick your first dance song

Jul 8, 2014 | By: The Dazzling Deejay

To a bride and groom, the first dance song is the most important music of the entire wedding reception. It’s a memorable dance and one you’ll likely remember for many years to come. You’ll want to choose a first dance song that fits your personality as a couple and reflects your style. One thing is certain when it comes to first dance songs – anything goes. Every song is appropriate as long as the couple loves it. Here are some tips for choosing a song for your first dance.

Make it Your Own – Don’t let anyone else tell you which song you should use for your first dance. If you both like the song then go for it.

Fast or Slow – The first dance doesn’t need to be slow and sappy. It can be fast and snappy. The choice is entirely up to you.

Choreographed
– Lots of couples these days are learning choreographed routines for their first dances. This can be great fun, especially if you enjoy the attention. If you’re not great dancers don’t worry – the emphasis will be on the fun you’re having.

Instrumental – If you choose a song with objectionable lyrics, you may want to pick the instrumental version instead of the one with words. If so, be sure to alert your DJ to your request in plenty of time to acquire the correct song.

Medley – Couples who are unsure about whether to go with a fast or slow song can do both. Create a medley with both a slow and fast song so you can have the best of both dances.

Practice – One of the best ways to choose a first dance song is to practice dancing to it. Pick the song that you both feel most comfortable dancing to.

Make a short list – Make a list of songs you like. Then, compare lists and narrow them down to a handful of the top options. Listen to each of them again and try dancing to them to see which one is the best choice.

Gather Ideas – Get some ideas for great first dance songs by looking at online posts by couples who have already gotten married. This will give you a good visual of how the dance will look using the song you like.

 

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